Baseball is often ignored in college athletics.
I for one, really enjoy Purdue Baseball. The short 10 minute drive to Alexander Field in the middle of the spring is always a great time. Especially during a mid-week match up, like what they had last night.
See, on mid-week match ups, admission, hot dogs, nachos and Domestic Beer is all $2, it makes for a great time.
It has been a while since Plawecki was at Purdue, but he is getting the opening day nod for the New York Mets at catcher.
The Mets' Opening Day lineup:— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) March 28, 2018
Brandon Nimmo, CF
Yoenis Cespedes, LF
Jay Bruce, RF
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B
Todd Frazier, 3B
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Kevin Plawecki, C
Noah Syndergaard, RHP
Amed Rosario, SS
Plawecki has rotated at catcher for the Mets - but has not been the opening day stater for them until this year.
Last season, he appeared in 37 games for the Mets. He had a .260 batting average, 3 home runs and 13 RBI’s. He will look to better his stats this upcoming season as it appears he is ready for a heavier workload behind the plate.
If you want to watch, you can watch Kevin behind the plate today at 1:10 - they play the Cardinals.
Best of luck, Kevin! Boiler Up!